4. Tausendfaches Unglück, Schrecken

From Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 143

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
32 measures

German text

English translation

Tausendfaches Unglück, Schrecken,
Thousand-fold misfortune, terror,
Trübsal, Angst und schneller Tod,
trouble, fear, and rapid death,
Völker, die das Land bedecken,
people who overrun the land,
Sorgen und sonst noch mehr Not
cares and even yet more anguish
Sehen andre Länder zwar,
other countries see indeed,
Aber wir ein Segensjahr.
but we a blessed year.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 3:23–3:9; Luke 2:21

Instrumentation

  • Violino I solo
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Fagotto

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